Period Promise Campaign 2020

Nobody should have to pick between feeding their family and being able to afford basic hygiene products. But nearly 1 in 4 Canadian women have struggled to buy period products for themselves or their children.

Period Promise is a United Way Campaign to help vulnerable people live with the dignity we all deserve.

In conjunction with the mandate of the government to eliminate period poverty, United Way TNC launched the Period promise campaign, designed to raise product and funds that will help to eliminate menstrual inequality. Between March 2 and 13th, 2020 our fantastic campaign crew led by Katie Neustaeter, United Way Marketing and Communications Director at the time and Volunteer lead Cindy Logan directed an amazing team of volunteers as they went into action helping us provide period products to those in need throughout Kamloops.

A special shout out in gratitude for the above and beyond efforts of the volunteer team who contributed so much to the success of this campaign including; Cindy Logan, Val Kidd, Michelle Marginet, Joanne McDaniel, Dawn Kayer, Natasha Lyndon, and Linda McNaughton.

United Way TNC collaborated with over 40 sponsors and collected over 21,000 Menstrual products to help eliminate Period Poverty

Donated products included; Tampons, Pads, Diva Cups and Days For Girls toiletry bags containing washable reusable protective underwear.

On March 13, 2020 the Period Promise wrap-up celebration was held at the Xchange. Between 8-12 pm organizations dropped off their collected product and joined us for a coffee and homemade baking from our very own kitchen at the Xchange.

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Later between 1-5 pm Pick up of product by non-profit and community organizations began and they joined the wrap-up celebration.

The product and donations that United Way TNC raised through the Period Promise campaign were distributed to;

Ask Wellness – SHOP program

YWCA – Women’s shelter

CMHA – second stage housing and shelter

Boys and Girls Club – Life skills and First steps program

Kamloops Immigrant Services

ICS – Acadia Youth Outreach and Youth Shelter

Aboriginal Friendship Centre

Kamloops Pit Stop

Elizabeth Fry second stage housing and supports for women and children

Thanks to all of our amazing sponsors who made this campaign possible !

Campbell & Co.
Days for Girls
Dearborn Motors
Film Fest Booth
Horizon North
Interior Savings Credit Union & Insurance
Kamloops Dance Academy
Kamloops Physiotherapy
Kamloops This week
London Drugs
Main Street
McMillan Dubo
Modern Family Boutique
Noble Pig/Forno on 5th
North Shore Business Improvement Association
Positive Therapeutics
Progressive Rubber Industries
RBC; RBC Commercial Banking, RBC Dominion Securities & RBC Wealth Management
Sage Sport Institute
Sandman Signature Hotel
Savona Library
School District 73
Service Canada – GWCC
Shoppers Drug Mart stores in;  Valleyview, Brock & Sahali
Stingray Radio
UniforLocal 10-B

This is what Local Love looks like.

United Way TNC is grateful for all the local love shown by our sponsors, and volunteers for collaborating and helping create a successful campaign to help eliminate period poverty. The United Way model of bringing community, labour and business together to change lives really shines in this important work.